Let's create a
landing page, and see what happens!
``We don't have to build entire infrastructure or code anything before we see if anyone is prepared to pay for this service. Let's create a landing page, and see what happens!``
That's how we started. With a landing page, taking pre-orders back in 2011. There was no company, and the website wasn't even on WhoAPI.com.
One backlink and one micro Google AdWords campaign changed all that. However, in all honesty, my business partner at the time, and I didn't know what we were getting into. Still, we pushed on. Over the years, we've had the absolute pleasure of serving and working with some of the most innovative companies in the world. Developers, freelancers, startups, companies and Fortune 500 corporations.
Angel and venture capital funding
Geeks on a plane conference
Why we persevered
at the Geeks on a plane conference
raises it's first investment
round from 500 Startups
caught onto our research
Data provided by our APIs have helped
Catching new domains with a bank's name quickly is great for security.
Checking domain age, location and reputation helps automatic red-flagging.
Blacklist notifications, whois, domain availability checks and SSL checks can increase revenue.
Domain name registrars
Market research, brand protection and backup domain availability checks.
Domain availability checks and market research with reverse whois.
Email marketing platforms
Email reputation, and email blacklists improve their services.
In the end, we are a business, and money keeps us going. However, working with such diverse companies gives us so much more. It gives us purpose and you can’t put a price tag on that. Without being too philosophical, I think everybody can appreciate the fact that without a good challenge, life would quickly become too boring. Our industry has shown over the years that it always has a new challenge!
Privacy concerns, data size, more domains, more websites, more criminals, new technologies, while at the same time clients are becoming more demanding. This keeps us going, and hopefully, we can add value going forward as we steam through our 10 year anniversary.